BMI Imaging Systems Names Richard Gee As Security Officer
BMI announces that Richard Gee, a long-term employee and member of the Security Team, is the new company security officer.
Sunnyvale, California – December 20, 2023
BMI proudly announces that Richard Gee is its newest Security Officer, taking on the role of leading its efforts in data and security protection. Since joining BMI in 2013, Richard has been instrumental in fortifying its digital and physical security landscapes, leveraging his extensive IT background and a suite of professional certifications, including CISSP and Security+.
Richard’s approach to security is deeply rooted in his comprehensive understanding of network systems, honed through years of experience in IT and network management. His academic qualifications in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Aeronautics–combined with his experience in Computer Integrated Manufacturing, retail distribution, software, and cloud services–have equipped him with a unique perspective in identifying and addressing potential security vulnerabilities.
In the Security Officer role, Richard is pivotal in managing the integrity of client projects and data. He oversees the Secure Material Access Request (SMAR) process, ensuring stringent control over who accesses sensitive data, and leads the company’s internal annual security audit and the third-party annual SOC 2 Type II audit. His leadership extends to all security-related aspects of our projects, where he ensures that any issues are addressed promptly and effectively.
“Richard’s expertise and proactive approach are vital to our commitment to data security,” said Bill Whitney, President & CEO of BMI. “His ability to adapt to the rapidly evolving technological landscape while maintaining the highest security standards is invaluable to our operations and our clients’ trust in us. We look forward to his continued commitment to security and our company.”
Established in 1958 as Bay Microfilm Incorporated, BMI Imaging Systems embarked on a mission to assist County Recorders with archiving land records on microfilm. By the 1960s, our reach extended to California’s premier universities, preserving their invaluable books and manuscripts. Additionally, our Library Microfilms Division formed strategic partnerships with over 200 newspapers, ensuring California’s rich local history remained accessible for future generations.
Thanks to our unwavering commitment to precision and customer satisfaction, the subsequent two decades saw a surge in our clientele from government, education, and commercial sectors.
As the ’90s rolled in, the shift to digital was unmistakable. Staying ahead of the curve, BMI embraced this evolution, assisting clients in transitioning to electronic document management. We expanded our services to include digitization and began equipping clients with on-site document management software solutions.
Today, we proudly operate two advanced imaging facilities, backed by a dedicated team of over 60 professionals. At the heart of BMI is our passion for quality, innovation, and security. We specialize in crafting tailor-made solutions for our diverse client base. Beyond top-tier document imaging and indexing, we offer a range of cloud hosting services, including public, private, and CJIS-compliant platforms. Our in-house software team, alongside project management and IT specialists, ensures we remain at the forefront of technology and customer service.